Reconcile your account!
During the course of the month I try real hard to keep up with the checks and deposits in my bank account. But usually, at the end of the month when the bank sends me their statement, there is a difference. I end up adjusting or reconciling my account balance to agree with theirs. Somehow, during the busyness of life, my account balance has become inaccurate. Something was deposited or something was withdrawn that I did not account for.
So it is with us spiritually. We need to adjust our account balances to agree with God’s bookkeeping. Here is the accurate balance according to God’s bookkeeping.
"For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him" (2 Corinthians 5:21).
God deposited His righteousness in us, and He withdrew not only our sin, but also our sin nature, even that old man who was put into the grave. The fact that we are righteous carries with it thousands of benefits too lengthy to list.
Here are my responses to this:
1. I need to change my account balances, the ones I keep in my mind and my emotions to agree with God’s bookkeeping statement, His Word.
2. I have been called to be a minister of reconciliation, that is, I need to bring God’s bookkeeping statement to those who do not know about it, so that they can adjust their account balances as well.
"Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation" (2 Corinthians 5:18).